Yakshagana is famous for the local art forms of India. The coastal area of Karnataka is the center of yakshagana. Yakshagana, also known as ‘Bayalatam’ is a fitting collection of Kerala’s unique drama Kathakali. But! Unlike Kathakali, the characters speak.
Yakshagana is a perfect piece of music and literary dance. All the themes of acting are in this. The Yakshagana is an art that mixes with food, aesthetic, a swimsak, and a chest. The Yakshagana is popular with the devotion and religious to the common man. A Yakshagana museum functioning at the Manjeshwar Mahakavi Govinda Pai Memorial and a Yakshagana Research Center in Government College, Kasaragod.
The earliest form of Yakshagana in ancient times was in the same manner in Karnataka. Subsequent to changes, the East and Western varieties were divided as two categories: Western Ghats such as Mysore, Chikka Mangaluru, Bellary follows Eastern style and Western style from Kasaragod to Honnavar. Ramayana, which was written in the period 1590-1620, is a mere stone in Yakshagana. The influence of Ramanattam is found in Parthiy Subbaan’s Kumbhala. The yards of Yakshagana are generally the goddesses. The Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagavata Purana are usually presented by the legend, which establishes the success of truth and the failure of the falsehood.
In older times same story from 2 to twenty-two days would be presented. But nowadays in three or four hours, the story will be presented. The artists who feature colorful roles are introduced in the form of a variety of characters. Finally, all the actors come together and sing the Mangalaganga…
In earlier times women were not given the opportunity to participate in this system of tradition. For this reason men were playing women role. Men used to lengthen hair and learned walking. Today women represent characters. In the Yakshagana the costume and crowns that follow the costumes of Kathakali. The actor is wearing the crown that resembles the flames of Aadisesha. With the crown crowned. Green tease on face. Write the eyes and the eyebrows. Hastalakadakam, Tholpoot, Marmala, kazhutharam, Katcha, charamundu, kachumoni and chilamba uses in costume.